What does Ethelbert mean?
Ethelbert /eth-el-bert/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ethelbert is "noble, bright". The original form Aethelbert or Aethelbeorht, formed from aethel meaning "noble" and berht meaning "bright, famous", and thus the Old English equivalent of Albert. The name of three Anglo-Saxon kings, two of whom became saints: Saint Ethelbert of Kent whom Saint Augustine converted to Christianity, and Saint Ethelbert of the East Angles to whom Hereford Cathedral is dedicated.
Affiliated boy name: Elbert.
Ethelbert has 24 more different forms via Albert: Abert, Adalbert, Adalberto▼, Adalbrecht, Adelbert▼, Adelbrecht, Ailbert, Al▼, Albertino, Alberto▲, Albertus, Albie, Albrecht, Albrekt, Allie▼, Alvert, Alvertos, Aubert, Berty, Dalbert, Delbert▼, Elbert▼, Elbrecht and Ulbricht.
Ethelbert has 1 feminine form: Ethelberta.Kreatif forms: Elethelbert, Ethelbertel, Ethelberthu. [more]
How popular is Ethelbert?
Ethelbert is a rare given name for men. Ethelbert is an equivalently rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Ethelbert and related names. Adalberto, Adelbert, Al, Albert (#436 a year ago), Alberto (#513), Allie, Bert, Bertie, Delbert and Elbert are the popular varying forms of Ethelbert (outside Top 1000). These boy names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5663%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1051%, ▼81.4%), with forms such as Albert, Bert, Bertie, Delbert and Elbert falling out of fashion. Alberto (#513) is the most fashionable boy name in this list. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)